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It looks like it would depend on the particular plate armor. The tricky stat to find is how thick of steel you need to stop a bullet. The kind of people who are interested in stopping bullets are the kind of people who are willing to make it just a bit thicker. You know, just in case. I found lots of people who would vouch for stopping a 9mm or .45 with 1/...


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Jousting armor It protected it's wearer from the lanсe with total wight/energy of enemy, his armor, his horse combined. Total energy on the tip if the lance is at the order of sniper or antimaterial bullet - far greater than for pistol one. And this protection was quite reliable - deths were not that common on medieval joustings. Most clashes brought no harm ...


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Method 1: Presuming you have a 7 round Colt, the technology you need is 8 fellow knights on horseback armed with just about anything heavy. If these charge at the gunman, whilst it's theoretically possible that he/she could shoot sufficiently accurately and quickly to kill 7 of them from the point they get in range, I would doubt it is possible to reload to ...


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Most likely, yes .45 acp is a fairly low velocity round that doesn't need a huge amount of steel to stop it. Assuming hardened steel is being used for the armor. The breastplate is the toughest part of the armor and has a chance to deflect the round as well. Plus, once the threat is realized, they can just make thicker breastplates and be pretty certain a ....


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It would be a hard undertaking in the 14th century. Firearms were just introduced in Europe, and neither gunsmiths or armor makers had yet a lot of time to improve their work. As such a "bullet proof" armor did not yet exists. After the introduction of firearms in Europe, there was an arms race between gunsmiths, making ever more deadly guns, and ...


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Depending on ammunition, you M1911 is not much different to a crossbow except that it does not hit as hard, or penetrate as well, and has shorter range. Better rate of fire, of course. Consider a mounted knight with a shield and lance charging at a man on foot with a .45. Which would you rather be? A cool-headed man with a .45 and good aim might win, ...


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Medieval armor was intended to offer almost full protection against bladed weapons, partial protection against lances, arrows and cross bow bolts, and a little bit of protection against blunt force weapons. It didn't do any good against heavy projectiles, against cannon or against direct hits by arquebus balls. Most types of modern body armor, such as those ...


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Back when firearms were introduced on the battlefield, armorers started to produce musket-proofed armor. This caused a little arms race, which the musket ultimately won, but better armor helped at first. This article has some penetration figures, with modern pistols and rifles for comparison. A modern pistol, with the smaller and lighter bullet, is ...


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A single farm can be self sufficient. You'd have some serious inbreeding issues within a century though. That is your real limiter. Farmers are experienced and clever people with a wide skillset. They could easily repair their own tools and have their own forge if one of the founding group had the knowledge. It doesn't need to run full time.


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Swift, Hard to hit, Coordinated They're small and fragile, so they definitely don't want to be hit. And they don't have to. They move quickly and their bodies are a small target. A small group of lionesses can bring down a much bigger elephant, the same as a big enough swarm of bees or even ants can kill or seriously annoy and halt a orc general. So I ...


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Regarding warfare, the essential parts is about team work and coordination. I suggest to use both Spear-Fu and Shield-Fu in regards to warfare scenario for both races, at least it's cheap, which probably what goblins can afford. If the goblins can afford better, I suggest Montante-Fu or Zweihander-Fu for the goblins which is more fitting for your scenario. ...


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Whenever you have the option, use weapons Weapons are force multipliers and equalizers. An elementary schooler has almost no chance in an unarmed fight with an adult. With swords or knives they're going to still almost certainly lose, but there's a chance of them doing some real damage and possibly getting in a lucky stab that decides the fight, and a child ...


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A medieval mace is 51-83.5 cm and 0.81-1.4 kg. If your giant is 10 times as strong then he should be able to wield a mace 10 times as heavy with the same efficiency, so you giant's mace should be 110-180 cm long and 8.1-14 kg.


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However over thousands of years even that would become problematic. Not really. If the battlefield/killing grounds are near a relatively modest cliff, say a mere 100 meters high and maybe 300 meters long, the corpses flung or fallen off the edge will decay and be taken care of by scavengers, and the skeletons will disarticulate and take up even less space. ...


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How about nearby pig farmers? Pigs will eat ANYTHING. Pig farmers swing by and pick up the corpses every couple of days and drag them off. They then sell the Bacon as sanctified and holy, since the pigs assist the guardians of the path to heaven. Talk about Ecclesiastical racks of Ribs and blessed pork shoulder. They could also sponsor Holy boar hunts, ...


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